Gautier VS Cognac

The Data

Category   Brandy

Sub-Category   Cognac

Origin   Aigre-Charente

Retail Price   $34.99

ABV   40%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant bronze color.

Aromatics

The nose is quite pretty with waves of fruits ranging from poached pears to tropical fruits with a touch of peach marmalade, ginger biscuits, and dried apricot with hints of vanilla and cocoa nibs.

Flavor

The palate certainly echoes the nose delivering a fruit-forward core with waves of brown baking spices, toasted oak, and and subtle pepper accents.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied with a perfect balance of flavors, as well as balanced acidity to ripe fruit.

Cool Factor

A

I've long been a fan of Gautier Cognac as their complex yet subtle fruit and spice notes make for a great aperitif while working equally well as an after dinner drink.

Value Grade

A

If the great and complex flavors of Gautier Cognac don't win you over then consider that they always give value for money in the category. This lovely VS is made for sipping and priced for cocktails.

Analysis

Gautier is a great old Cognac house with a history spanning 10 generations. Gautier's cellars are located in a former mill along the River Osme. This location benefits from a natural humidity that aids in the maturation of these great Cognacs in the casks. The Gautier VS offers much more than the typical VS being made with a clever blend of Brandies from Fins Bois and Bons Bois. The Cognac of Fin Bois are delicate and fruity while Bon Bois adds strength and bold earthy notes. Their VS is aged for roughly three years in cask gaining beautiful color and spice accents.

How to Enjoy

Sip neat as an aperitif or enjoy in cocktails such as the classic Sidecar or simply paired with ginger beer over ice.

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